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A woman in Willits has been arrested for trespassing. Mendocino deputies sent to a suspicious female in a parked SUV, but when they arrived, they didn’t see her. Then later they were summoned to the same property again, this time the woman, reported to be lying face down in a field. When they arrived, they found her, back in the driver’s seat of the SUV and identified her as Jennifer Risch who they say drove off as they got there. They followed and tried stopping her, but she kept going even when they flipped on their siren and emergency lights, near where pedestrians were walking and says she drove into the oncoming traffic lane. She went off the road and hit a utility pole, splitting it in half, got out and then they say she looked like she was doing yoga. They finally got her and took her to a hospital. And after being medically cleared she was booked on $35,000.00 bail.

A woman in Redwood Valley’s been arrested after reports of a domestic violence incident. Deputies say when they got there, they found a 58 year old man who said he was in a relationship with Terressa Depree on and off for approximately four years, but on that day, they got into an argument over ownership of a can of coffee.  During that time, she started pushing him around, trying to toss him down a flight of stairs, and bit him.  She was arrested for Felony Domestic Violence Battery and held on $25,000.00 bail.

Not looking good for Yokayo Bowling Center. The owner says they’re closing for good September 14th, even if there’s a last minute reprieve like they got last year. Mike Schultz tells the Daily Journal he can’t do a month to month lease anymore because he makes most money off of bowling leagues which don’t operate month to month, saying they’d have to go until at least May of next year. He goes on to say he got notice he has to vacate the premises by the end of Sept. He says he even offered to buy the building, but he was turned down.

Hemp’s a growing industry in Lake County. The Board of Supervisors to consider an agreement for the county to be paid by the State to register hemp growers and for that, enforce hemp regulations. A memo to the board by the county agricultural commissioner says the agreement with the Dept. of Food and Agriculture means $2,000 back to the county for the registrations. So far there are 33 hemp registrants in the county. The Ag. office will also get money back to train staff, for public outreach and enforcement against growers who don’t follow the rules, related equipment, vehicle and bookkeeping costs.

A shortage of doctors in Calif. The state facing a shortage, specifically, of primary care physicians, especially in rural areas and low-income inner city areas. A new study by Healthforce Center at UC San Francisco says the shortage could impact millions of people within ten years. Apparently adding to that is a third of the doctors in Calif are over 55 and may retire soon. Some studies show Calif. may need to find up to 10,000 primary care clinicians, which includes nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Lake County Board of Supervisors taking up the Potter Valley Project at their next meeting. The Board to decide if they should be involved in the group purchasing the project from PG&E. The group to look into the water supply and species concerns in the Eel River and the Upper Russian River. The others in the consortium, the Sonoma County Water Agency, the Mendocino Inland Water and Power Commission, California Trout, Inc., and Humboldt County. The entities already entered a project planning agreement and Lake County had previously agreed to be part of it.

A major street paving project considered in Lakeport. The City Council will decide who to award the project to. The Public Works Director reportedly going to ask the council to award the South Main Street Pavement Rehabilitation Project to their lowest bidder for about 356,000. They would repair about 815 feet of South Main Street, including traffic control, cold planing, full-depth reclamation cement, paving and pavement markings. The council will first meet to discuss some litigation tomorrow night before the regular meeting.

An opening has been announced on the Mendocino-Lake Community College District Board of Trustees. Trustee Area No. 7 which includes Kelseyville and the surrounding areas in southwest Lake County is vacant. The board oversees the performance of the Mendocino-Lake Community College District. If you’re interested, you must be at least 18 years old, live in the District and be a registered voter. You can get more info at www.mendocino.edu applications have to be in by August 29th.

A missing hiker from Northern Calif missing in the Trinity Alps has been found dead. EMT Daniel Komins found yesterday morning. The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office reports a helicopter spotted his backpack off a trail near Mirror Lake. His body found nearby.  They say at first look it seems he may have fallen in the steep and rocky terrain. He was missing since August 14th when his girlfriend reported he had not come home. He was described as an experienced hiker who went out alone on a five day trip  about 75 miles northwest of Redding.

Calif. named as one of more than a dozen states with 120 cases of lung disease or injury they say could be linked to vaping. A CNN survey of state health departments finds 15 confirmed cases in Wisconsin, the state with the most cases… and another 15 they’re investigating. Illinois has 10 confirmed and 12 more cases being investigated and California has 19 being investigated. In New York, their State Department of Health says they’re “actively investigating” 11 cases. Indiana and New Jersey both reported nine cases. A total of 42 states and Washington, DC answered CNN for the survey.

The Moose Fire has been 100% contained officially. Cal Fire out with a statement yesterday they’ve totally surrounded the fire near Hopland after 225 acres burned. Three firefighters had minor injuries, but no structures were damaged or destroyed.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Another person who died in the Camp Fire has been identified. The Butte County Sheriff’s office reported 68 year old Judith Sipher of Paradise was positively identified which brings the number of those who’ve been positively id’d to 81. The remains of three people found after the deadliest fire in Calif. history were tentatively identified but have not yet been publicly released by the sheriff’s office. Two of the 86 victims are still not known. The fire last November destroyed the town of Paradise, burning almost 15,000 homes in Paradise and nearby towns.

A man from Trinity County has been reported missing after moving out of his permanent residence. Deputies on the lookout for 73 year old William Elliot who has not been seen or heard from since August 5th. He was officially reported missing on the 11th. He apparently no longer has a permanent address in the county and is believed to have moved several months ago to Lewiston. Deputies say he had been kicked out of his house and told others he was planning to live in his car with his cat. They have not reported any foul play.

A man from Marysville has been arrested in connection to the stabbing death of his mother. Police say Otoniel Carranza turned himself in Friday afternoon saying he attacked his 37 year old mom in their apartment. They went to the home, finding the woman with multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene. No word on a motive. The State Department of Justice is helping detectives work the case. The man reportedly booked into the Yuba County Jail on suspicion of murder and held on $1 million bail.

A man reportedly fishing with friends on Lake Shasta has drowned. The incident near Packers Bay over the weekend. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office reports the man went into the water to cool off after he and some friends ran out of gas on their fishing boat. Three other men with the man, who’s name has not been released. They were apparently floating on the boat after running out of gas, none had on life jackets. The friends say they saw him struggling to swim and tried to help and threw a life jacket and ropes for him, but he went under. They called 911 and several local law enforcement agencies came out with divers who couldn’t find him.

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